Meet the Engage with® Team

Forging the Next Generation Experience of Virtual Skills Training

Stephen Goldberg, MD, Medical Director, Engage with Skills Training Programs, smiling, wearing glasses and grey suitcoat

Stephen Goldberg, MD

Medical Director

Engage with® Skills Training Programs

A board-certified psychiatrist with added qualifications in forensic psychiatry, Dr. Goldberg has 25 years’ experience working with mental health agencies, state and local governments and developing trainings of all types. He is a recognized expert in the areas of older adults, telehealth, veteran issues, employee relations and suicide risk reduction. He has presented around the country at hospitals, statewide meetings and national forums and has been appointed to local and statewide commissions on suicide prevention, telepsychiatry and other mental health related topics. Most recently, Dr. Goldberg developed, in collaboration with MHAMD, the Engage with® skills trainings.

Bryan V. Gibb, MBA

Chief Strategy Officer

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Bryan Gibb brings 30 years of business development, education, training, strategic planning, advocacy, management, coaching and program development experience to the Engage with® team. Previously, Bryan spearheaded business development, partnerships, curriculum design and instructor training operations for the Mental Health First Aid program at the National Council for Behavioral Health. During his tenure, more than 2 million people took courses he developed. Bryan managed the instructor certification business, which created a cadre of 20,000 instructors nationwide, and he negotiated an endorsement from the International Association of Chiefs of Police [IACP] and its 17,000 department members for his public safety product that resulted in the training of 300,000 officers. Bryan holds an MBA from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Amanda Krisher, LCSW-C

Training Director

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Amanda brings over 10 years of direct practice and program management experience to the Engage with® team. She has worked in child welfare, employee assistance and work-life programs, community health, higher education, and hospice care. Amanda has always loved teaching. She is passionate about training and education and works to ensure a welcoming training environment for all participants. Amanda received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, MD and is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker. Amanda oversees the training and supervision of the Engage with® Certified Skills Trainers – all of which are licensed practitioners with at least 5 years of training experience and direct practice experience with populations relevant to the module they are training.

Patrice Woodard

Program Coordinator

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Patrice brings over 10 years of project management, process improvement, and accounting experience to the Engage with® team. She has supported training and delivery across a diverse range of industries including social services, non-profit leadership and sales. Passionate about creating supportive environments that enable both team and customer success, Patrice oversees the administrative operations and coordination of Engage with® training programs.

Julie Greene, MSW, LCSW-C

Certified Skills Trainer

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Julie’s a License Certified Clinical Social Worker, in the state of Maryland. She received her master’s degree from University of MD at Baltimore School of Social Work in 2002. She majored in Management and Community Organization/Clinical, with a concentration of Employee Assistance Program (EAP). She’s been in the Mental Health Industry for over 17 years in many different capacities, to include psychotherapy, trainer, mentor, coaching and adjunct instructor. Julie is a Certified Core Skills Trainer for the Engage with Program. She has a very diverse background and brings a wealth of knowledge to the agency.

Alysia Osoff, RN, MSN

Certified Skills Trainer

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Alysia Osoff is a licensed registered nurse with over 22 years of clinical practice and program management expertise. She has worked in trauma / forensic nursing, public health, case management, medical technical writing, and as a nursing professor. She is a graduate of Western Governors University (MS in Nursing Education). Alysia loves partnering with learners in a digital environment. She thrives at teaching with an interactive hands-on approach and is skilled at supporting participants to feel at ease. Alysia is a Certified Skills Trainer for the Engage with™ skills training programs.